Just Bob

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    I was posting here when you were in diapers.

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  1. Doesn't appear to be a doubled die. The listing that I linked to was "1970 S LARGE DATE 1C MS"
  2. I have had a problem in the past with thinking that I had to buy as much as I could, as fast as possible, as if there were some deadline that was approaching. I really have no idea why I acted that way, but it has sometimes caused financial hardship and unnecessary stress. I took a break from collecting, and since I have picked it back up again, I have spent only what I wanted to spend and could comfortably afford, and have been more selective in my purchasing. I do a lot more looking and researching than buying, but I am still acquiring pieces for my token collection - 3 or 4 a month - and I am enjoying the more relaxed attitude.
  3. That is a large date cent. https://www.ngccoin.com/variety-plus/united-states/cents/lincoln-cents-memorial-reverse-1959-2008/12939/
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    What were the coins? - if you don't mind me asking.
  5. Back in the days when the numerals of the date were individually punched into the die by hand, that might have been a theoretical possibility. These days - or even in 1982, it would be so unlikely as to be almost impossible.
  6. I think the simple answer is: rarity. The total mintage for the Heinrich XXII (KM 125) is a mere 1510 coins, as opposed to the over 1.6 million Wilhelms (KM 537) minted in 1915. There are obviously far fewer surviving specimens of the former, thus, much higher price. I love the reverses of both of those coins, by the way.
  7. The second is an example of the official medal for the Alaska Yukon Pacific Expo, held in Seattle, from June 1 through October 16, 1909. It was minted at the expo in several different metals, along with several other medals, watch fobs, etc. All are listed in Hibler and Kappen's book of so-called dollars. That one looks to be either HK 354 (Bronze) or HK 355 (Copper). My internet is very erratic tonight because of the stormy weather, so I will just provide a link to some more info here: So-calleddollar.com
  8. Although I have never done it, I believe the method for creating these oversized pieces is to place the coin between two pieces of leather, and strike it repeatedly with a mallet, until the desired size is reached.
  9. I hesitate to respond to any of your threads, due to the combative nature of some of your earlier posts, and the strangeness of others. But, for the sake of future readers of this forum, I will pass along this information: This is an Irish one penny token, issued by grocer Edward Bewley in 1816, and it commemorates the end of the Peninsula War in 1814, and particularly the victory by General Wellington in the battle of Vitoria. It is copper, 33mm, and the lettering under the bust - I.PARKES - is the engraver's name. Here is a link to the token in W.J.Davis' token book CLICK HERE Here is a link to more info on Numista CLICK HERE Link to a recent (March 6, 2019) auction Click me And an informative Wikipedia article on the Battle of Vitoria is RIght Here
  10. The so-called "Pacman Error" cent was some shyster's attempt to pass off a damaged coin as something special, and rip off an unsuspecting person. That particular coin had a damaged mint mark, as it appears yours does.
  11. Just Bob

    I Am Honored

    That is very impressive. Congratulations. You deserve the recognition.
  12. According to author Roger Burdette, quality control was pretty lax at the mints during the war years, including consistancy in the ratios of the different metals used in the nickels. It may be that your coin varies just enough from the standard ratio to affect the sound.